2011 was the year of glossy lips for me, but not so much with lipgloss. I preferred a lipstick-gloss hybrid because this year I decided I didn’t like lipgloss that much anymore. I have gotten much more selective about what formulas I like and won’t touch anything that is too sticky. I also went bolder and brighter than I ever have, thanks in part to several Lipstick Bandits. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I also OBSESSED over nail polish this year. It was hard to narrow it down, but I stuck to just the ones I wore a lot.

Shiny lips!

L-R: MAC Sheen Supreme Gotta Dash, 17 Mirror Shine in Peace (UK product), Hourglass Ignite, Revlon Super Lustrous Coral Reef, MAC Viva Glam Cyndi (disc), Tarte LipSurgence Lip luster in Adored*, Burberry Lip Mist Copper

L-R: Revlon Coral Reef, Hourglass Ignite, Tarte Adored, Burberry Copper, MAC Viva Glam Cyndi, 17 Peach, MAC Gotta Dash

I also wore some bright, BRIGHT lipsticks this year:

So bright! L-R: Joe Fresh Fuchsia, MAC Impassioned, MAC Vegas Volt, MAC Neon Orange ( I have to thank Arianne of Glitter Geek because 2 out of the 4 came from her,. Thank you, Lipstick Bandit!)

Swatches L-R: Joe Fresh Fuchsia, MAC Impassioned, MAC Vegas Volt, MAC Neon Orange

I went nail crazy this year and it was *really* hard to pick just a few, but somehow I managed!

L-R: Butter London All Hail the Queen, Sephora by OPI Sugar Plum Fairies Gone Wild, Sephora by OPI Go With the Flow-er, OPI A True Ab-Original, OPI Mermaid’s Tears, 10 Moonlight #458 (a brand I found at CVS here in the US), Deborah Lippmann Believe, Orly Rage

Well, that’s it! I was going to do brushes/tools but I just don’t have the wherewithal to do it, maybe in early January of 2012.

What did you wear on you lips and tips the most this year? Was there a particular color you went for more than another?

*Items with a ‘*’ were provided by PR for review only*


3 responses to “Best of 2011: Lips and Tips”

  1. Sarah S. says:

    I wore MAC Ever Hip to death this past summer… and I used to be gloss devotee, too. The glossy lipsticks last so well these days ๐Ÿ™‚ Mermaid’s Tears and Moonlight would make my top polishes, too!

  2. diane says:

    i’m so glad to see Revlon superlustrous in coral reef and 17 mirrorshine in peace. i own both products and love them so much. I waited 7 whole months to have Coral reef in my arms. I first swatched it in a drugstore way back in may and only managed to get my manicured hands on it a few weeks ago.how I lived without it I have no idea. haha. As for the 17 mirrorshine lipsticks i have only love for them.I included Belle in my top beauty products for 2011 post. While I do love Peace, Belle is my go to lipstick, the lipstick i could happily live with for the rest of my life. Have you tried it Danielle?

  3. I loooove MAC Impassioned and Vegas Volt. I picked them up this year and loved them, though I need to wear them more often!

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